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Taxing the advantages of ETFs

Author: Michael Brown
Date: 21 Oct 2013

Efficiency is a big reason why exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are gaining popularity with Australian investors

Tax matters: Choose your investments carefully

Author: Alex Prineas
Date: 05 Jun 2014

Taper tantrum

Author: Kumar Palghat
Date: 12 Sep 2013

With the US economy finally appearing to be on a more stable long-term footing, in late May US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke hinted the Fed was considering reducing the size of its US$85 billion-a-month quantitative easing programme

Tabcorp to pay special dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 05 Feb 2015

Tabcorp Holdings (TAH) on Thursday said it will pay shareholders a fully franked special dividend of 30 cents a share, equating to approximately $230 million

Tabcorp lifts underlying half-year profit, pays 12.5c dividend

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 02 Feb 2017

Underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) rose 1.7 per cent to $270.4 million, while earnings per share (EPS) before one-offs rose 5.1 per cent to 12.3 cents a share

Syria strike: Brief market dip?

Author: Lewis Walker
Date: 16 Sep 2013

Will a US attack on Syria, a question now before Congress, seriously harm the markets? What if the current proposal in the United Nations (UN) - that the UN takes over Syria's chemical weapons stockpile - fails? The history of previous American military strikes suggests that any market decline will be temporary.

Surviving volatile markets in 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 07 Dec 2015

The threat of higher US interest rates, China's slowdown and Australia's sluggish growth have all contributed to rising market volatility in 2015

Survival of the fittest

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 17 Oct 2013

I hate crows and my wife Sue hates bugs, but like most married couples we have learned to live with our differences

Superannuation takes one step forward and two steps back

Author: Olivia Long
Date: 14 Oct 2016

In our industry, it rarely seems that common sense prevails

Super contributions for 65 and beyond

Author: Graeme Colley
Date: 25 Nov 2014

Making contributions in the year you or your partner turn 65 is a common topic as it seems to cause confusion about how much can be contributed as a concessional (tax-deductible) or non-concessional (non-deductible) amount

Suncorp's profit hit by storms, banking bounces

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 05 Aug 2016

Overall, cash profit was down 8.6 per cent from a year earlier

Suncorp's fiscal 2015 earnings in line

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 04 Aug 2015

Suncorp Group (SUN) on Tuesday announced a profit for the financial year to 30 June 2015 of $1.1 billion, an increase of 55 per cent

Suncorp's earnings hit by hazards

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 11 Feb 2016

Suncorp Group (SUN) on Thursday announced a 16 per cent fall in net profit to $530 million for the first half of fiscal 2016, after its general insurance business took a hit from a higher-than-expected number of natural hazards and investment market volatility

Suncorp posts profit as bank, insurance earnings rise

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 09 Feb 2017

The company's revenue rose 10.8 per cent to $8.64 billion for the half year to 31 December, compared to the same period a year earlier

Suncorp pleases with dividend increase

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 19 Feb 2014

Companies covered in this report: • Suncorp Group

Suncorp pays attractive dividends

Author: Christine St Anne/Nicholas Grove
Date: 21 Aug 2013

Companies covered in this report: • Suncorp Group (SUN)

Sucking the marrow out of life

Author: Marcus Burns
Date: 15 Dec 2015

"Sucking the marrow out of life doesn't mean choking on the bones." Dead Poets Society Small-cap investing is as much about what you don't own as what you do

Strong result for BWP Trust despite tight property market

Author: Glenn Freeman
Date: 05 Aug 2016

While the results were in line with Morningstar's revenue and profit estimates, there were some surprises

Strong bank profits ensure steady returns

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 03 Jul 2015

Bank prices have had a volatile few months

Strength remains in small caps

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 13 Jun 2013

In 2012, the Hyperion Small Growth Companies [4242] fund outperformed its benchmark by a stunning 15 per cent, delivering a 33 per cent return for the year

Strategise your way to tax advantages

Author: Graeme Colley and Vicky Kuok
Date: 13 Oct 2015

In life, we usually achieve a better outcome with a plan

Stocks to watch in 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 08 Jan 2016

Australian investors had a mixed 2015, with stocks finishing higher only with the benefit of dividends after a sell-off in resource and bank stocks

Stock tips from a top stock picker

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 10 Jul 2014

As an investment manager who has outperformed the market over the past 10 years, Investors Mutual (IML) certainly knows about investing

Stock picks that have paid off

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 12 Nov 2014

There's an old adage which suggests that to beat the Australian market all you have to do is make the right call between banks and resources companies, Morningstar senior research analyst Julian Robertson says

Stock picks by top managers

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 05 Mar 2014

Last week, the Australian Morningstar Awards 2014 recognised investment managers who had delivered solid returns for investors

Stock pickers who invest like Buffett

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 08 May 2015

The annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting kicked off last weekend in Omaha, Nebraska

Sticking to the fundamentals with equities

Author: Alex Vynokur
Date: 14 Oct 2013

In the five years since the global financial crisis, numerous studies have pointed to the fact that, in the majority of cases, actively managed broad-market Australian equity funds are failing to beat the index net of management fees

Staying the course

Author: Matthews Asia
Date: 28 Apr 2016

As an investor within Asian capital markets, the years since the turn of the decade can be most aptly described as volatile

Staring into an abyss

Author: Scott Minerd
Date: 13 Jul 2015

With a resounding "no" vote on the Greek referendum to accept the terms of Europe's proposed "bailout," market pundits are out in force talking about the coming turmoil

Special dividends from BHP and Rio?

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 02 May 2013

The news last week that Woodside Petroleum (WPL) would pay a special dividend garnered an enthusiastic response from investors

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